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Chris Manhertz set to join New Orleans Saints' practice squad

Former Canisius basketball player Chris Manhertz wasn't able to successfully make the transition to football with the Buffalo Bills, but he's getting another shot with the New Orleans Saints.

Manhertz was cut by the Saints on Saturday, but is set to remain with the team on the practice squad. Manhertz posted a photo on Instagram on Sunday with the following caption "IT ALWAYS WORKS OUT. I thank God for what he has done and going to do on this incredible journey! Exited and truly blessed to officially be part of the @saints family and #WhoDatNation!"

Manhertz, 23, is a 6-foot-6, 255-pounder. He was a three-time captain for the Canisius basketball team from 2010-14, starting 96 of 98 career games. He originally signed with the Bills at the end of the 2014 season, going through spring practices and the start of training camp with the team before being released.

With the Saints, he'll likely hear plenty of chatter about trying to follow in Jimmy Graham's footsteps. Like Manhertz, Graham was a former college basketball player who developed into one of the best tight ends in the league with the Saints. He was traded to Seattle in the offseason.

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